Christmas is near …

… at least for card makers that is.

Last Friday I held my first Christmas Cards and Christmas Gift Classes. They were a success. I am going to share a couple of projects we did with you. As you know the Stampin’UP! Sale is on and some of the items are reduced,but that is not what I am here to talk about. It is more that I wanted to create some unconvential Christmas Cards and in doing so I am going to bid a fond farewell to the ‘Time for a Tree’ Stampin’ Around Wheel, the ‘Loads of Love’ and ‘Loads of Love Accessories’ Stamp Sets and one of my favourite colours ‘Really Rust’. All of these will be retired for the new catalogue and are on the sales list. Look what I’ve made:

project1

– stamp set: Loads of Love, Loads of Love Accessories

– cardstock: really rust, more mustard, chocolate chip

– inks: black satz on, chocolate chip and garden green stampin’ spots,

– ribbon: chocolate chip, 1/4 inch grosgrain

– punch: scallop edge

– stapmin’ pastels and aqua painter to colour in

the above all from Stampin’UP!, the brown fine liner pen for the dashes and glitter glue came from my stash.

Project 2

– card stock: really rust, chocolate chip, more mustard

– stamps: Loads of Love, Time for a Tree Stampin’ Around Wheel

– inks: chocolate chip stampin’spot, chocolate chip standard stampin’around cartridge

– ribbon: chocolate chip, 1/4 inch grosgrain

– button: really rust earth elements coloured buttons

– punches: Tag, scallop edge, 1/2 inch circle, crop-a-dile

all the above from Stampin’UP!, the fine liner pen and sewing cotton for the bow are from my own stash.

The next project is similar to project 2, I used different colours and a different greeting. I made this one in Greman and for the first time this year I shall send Christmas Cards with a German greeting. with project 3 and 4 I tried to create cards that you could easily make a large amount of and that would also be suitable for someone who is new to card making. Here it is …

project 3

– card stock: chocolate chip, old olive, real red, whisper white

– stamps: Time for a Tree stampin around wheel, Froehliche Feiertage

– inks: real red, chocolate chip standard stampin’around cartridge

– punches: scallop edge, large oval, scallop oval

– ribbon: chocolate chip, 1/4 inch grosgrain TIP! for a more eye catching look use ‘real red’ ribbon instead

– dazzeling diamond glitter

All from Stampin’UP!

The next project is similarly easy to do.

project 4

This one here I made in German and English. Here is what I used:

– card stock: old olive, real red, whisper white

– stamps: So Swirly jumbo stampin’around wheel, Season of Joy for the english and Froehliche Feiertage for the German version

– inks: real red, old olive jumbo stampin’around cartridge

– punches: scallop edge, large oval, scallop oval

– ribbon: old olive, 5/8 inch satin ribbon

all from Stampin’UP!

The last project for today is a notepad cover which we made in the Christmas Gift workshop. I just wanted to show her how easy it is to make your own stocking fillers.

project 5

– card stock: only orange

– stamp set: Fresh Cuts

– punch: 5-Petal Flower

– ink: really rust stampign’ spot

the above all from Stampin’UP!, the glittery gem and the ribbon came from my own stash. TIP! using a small notepad as I did is a good way of using up your ribbon and card cut offs.

If you want more in detail information about any of the projects, please send me a message.

The Stampin’UP! new catalogue pre-view will be at my house on Tuesday 28th September at 7 pm. Hope to see you there.

Happy Crafting!!!!! 🙂